Spider-Man to Get New Animated Series in 2017


It’s a big time for the Wall-Crawler. He’s getting a brand-new video game that reminds fans everywhere of the classic Spider-Man 2 for PlayStation 2; he was in Marvel’s fourth-highest grossing movie ever, Captain America: Civil War; and he’s getting his movie franchise rebooted (again) when Spider-Man: Homecoming drops in 2017.

And to top it all off, Spidey is getting a new animated TV series on Disney XD simply called Spider-Man, according to a report by USA TODAY‘s Brian Truitt (h/t ComicBook.com).

Here’s what senior vice president of programmaing and general manager for Disney XD Marc Buhaj had to say, per Awesome’s report:

“Spider-Man is the biggest action hero in the world. He is an iconic character whose duality makes him both relatable and aspirational for the Disney XD audience. [The new series will have] a fresh take on a beloved classic that will engage both new and existing Spidey fans with its compelling drama, exciting action and the signature sense of comedy.”

This probably comes as a relief for many animated Spider-Man series-fans, as the Disney show Ultimate Spider-Man will be ending in January 2017.

Per the report, the new series will focus on a younger Peter Parker who struggles balancing having powers and a regular teenage life.

“The simple title reflects a back-to-basics approach,” senior vice president of Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment Cort Lane said. “It’s just filled with heart and humor.”

Robot Chicken writer and director Kevin Shinick leads the way with Marvel’s Avengers Assemble director Philip Pignotti serving as a supervising director.